April 4, 2019 – Santa Fe College students won three of seven awards for “Best Senator” at the 48th Annual Model United States Senate held March 28-30 at Stetson University. At the Model Senate, students portray actual current United States senators, participating in party caucuses, committee meetings, hearings and Senate floor sessions. They get to introduce legislation, debate, negotiate, filibuster, learn about the legislative process and have a lot of fun along the way.
Winning three awards was a remarkable achievement, especially considering that most of the students at the Model Senate are from four-year institutions and many have taken upper-level courses on Congress. SF students Brandon Friend and Jason King were each awarded Best Senator, while Mya Webb received Honorable Mention honors. The other SF students who also performed superbly during the competition were Bree Bedell, Jakob Levin, Caleb Moseley (who won a Best Senator award last year), Griffin Nietling and Charlie Vogel.